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Back Nine Grill & Bar

555 Highway 17, The Inn at Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1812
+1 831-423-5000
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“caesar salad” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (3 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
555 Highway 17, The Inn at Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1812
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

The convenience of this Lovely Restaurant and Staff at this Hotel are amazing. The food was prepared by a gourmet Chef in our eyes. Fresh produce, vegetables and appetizers....I cannot say enough about their food. The servers were so kind and attentive. Can't wait to...More

Thank Orchard Orchid
Reviewed December 27, 2017

We loved the restaurant - great dinners and great desserts as well as a good kids menu. Cozy space with tables as well as some relaxing leather seating near the fire.

Thank PutnamsSB
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Outstanding! This was our first time to visit Back Nine Grill & Bar, which surprised us at dinner last night with a great experience. Generous portions, tasty quality ingredients, and the service couldn't have been better. We've lived in Santa Cruz for many years, and...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Conviently located off the lobby, the back nine is comfortable and reasonable. The staff is well trained and welcoming.

Thank MARK H
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Please bring a health inspector to this place. The leather chairs have hair balls and old food, the bathrooms smell horrible and the food made me actually vomit. The frozen chicken wings were so old that the bones were softer than the meat. The kids...More

Thank tjvmb75
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We stayed at the Inn at Pasatiempo and eat here both nights. The food, bar and service are all great. Adding a little light live music after 7pm would be a wonderful addition.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

We arrived here after traveling for 24 hrs. We wanted a quick bite before bed. Super friendly service from the staff. Food was quick, hot and one of the nicest burgers I've ever had. Well done 😀

Thank mcuk23
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We came two nights in a row and had to wait too long to get help from waiter. We got food and then never saw waiter again. The young man picking up dishes was very helpful and courteous though.

Thank knoriega1
Reviewed April 1, 2017

We went here with a Groupon, so saved $20.00. Also, arived at Happy Hour for a half-price appetizer and cocktail. Both got ribs but amounts were huge and could have easily split an order. Fries were very good too, but Caesar salad didn't have thae...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Two for dinner on a Saturday evening. Very crowded and noisy with several large parties. Athena was our server, just the right mix of attention and service. Caesar salad, and clam chowder to start. Two orders of the pepper encrusted flat iron steak. Good sized...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Highway 17, The Inn at Pasatiempo, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1812
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-5000
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The Inn at Pasatiempo sits adjacent to one of the top 100 U.S. Ranked golf courses in America - the 1929 Alister MacKenzie designed Pasatiempo Golf Club. MacKenzie designed many top courses including Cypress Point and Augusta National. View the second fairway from our restaurant deck, as you soak-in the vistas with a glass of local wine, from the best wineries in our area. This sprawling ridge atop the rolling foothills was a portion of the historic Mexican Land Grant, Rancho Carbonero. Wealthy heiress and women's professional golf pioneer Marion Hollins purchased vast tracts of the Rancho in the 1920's to create the golf course, which she renamed, "Pasatiempo." Pasatiempo means pleasure time which continues to inspire an atmosphere and an attitude emphasizing our guests' pleasure at all times. The owners of the Back Nine Grill & Bar were equally inspired by the rich history of local cuisine and food preparation dating back to Rancho Carbonero. In Spanish, Carbonero is a place where charcoal is burned, much like an American BBQ. Our expansive fresh grill menu hopefully creates a pleasurable time for each of our Back Nine Grill & Bar guests, as they view part of the famed course's front nine.
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